Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Complete String Quartets - Cuarteto Latinoamericano (2004) {6 CD Brilliant Classsics 6634 rec 1994-2000}

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Complete String Quartets - Cuarteto Latinoamericano (2004) {6 CD Brilliant Classsics 6634 rec 1994-2000}
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© 1994-2000, 2004 Brilliant Classsics | 6634
Classical / Early 20th Century / Contemporary Classical / Chamber Music / String Quartet

These fine performances constitute the only complete cycle currently available of the 17 string quartets that pepper Villa-Lobos' entire career. The suite-like, five-movement No. 1, with its adorable "like a jumping bean" finale, is deceptive. Most of these are resoundingly neo-classical works full of acerbic harmonies and typically busy counterpoint, with few overtly nationalistic elements. Of course they sound just like Villa-Lobos, who was himself something of a "nationalistic element" when you come right down to it. The series reaches its culmination in the large works composed around the time of the Second World War, Nos. 7-11, which really do constitute landmark 20th century contributions to the form on a par with those of Shostakovich and Bartók.
Heitor Villa-Lobos - par lui-meme (1991) {6CD Box Set EMI Classics CDZF 7672292 rec 1954-1958}

Heitor Villa-Lobos - par lui-même (1991) {6CD Box Set EMI Classics CDZF 7672292 rec 1954-1958}
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© 1954-58, 1991 EMI France / EMI Classics | CDZF 7 67229 2
Classical / Orchestral / Early 20th Century / Contemporary Classical

This 6-CD set of "Villa-Lobos par lui-même" ("Villa Lobos performed by himself") presents the complete recordings made for Pathé between 1954 and 1958 and conducted by, or (in the case of the occasional Bachianas Brasileiras or Chôros scored for piano or duet) made under the supervision of the composer. As many of his contemporaries who made Paris their second home (Enescu comes to mind), Villa-Lobos shared his life between his native Brazil and Paris. Thus it has an important historical value.

Mulheres da Beira (1923) + Os Lobos (1923)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 24, 2018
Mulheres da Beira (1923) + Os Lobos (1923)

Mulheres da Beira (1923) + Os Lobos (1923)
DVD Video | PAL 16:9 | 720x576 | 1hr 28mn + 1hr 20mn | 5.72 Gb + 7.06 Gb
Portugues (Music Score): LinearPCM, 2 ch \ Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance, Silent

Version restored by the Portuguese cinematheque. Fantastic masterpiece of European silent film.
Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn  etc

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011)
with Shiroma de Silva, piano; Craig Ogden, guitar; Smith Quartet
Codetta; Trinity Laban String Ensemble; Nic Pendlebury, conductor

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Classical, Chamber, Saxophone | Label: First Hand | # FHR13 | Time: 01:13:40

This brilliantly devised CD from Gerard McChrystal is a deeply personal album; at times mystical, the music is always beautiful and captivating. Indeed 'Aria' has similar qualities to Jan Gabarek's 'Officium' (which sold 1.4 million copies) and will appeal to this fan-base. Featuring soprano and alto saxophone with a colourful array of different ensemble accompaniments — string orchestra, choir, guitar, piano, solo, string quartet and electronics. Baroque music blends seamlessly with contemporary; Handel resolves into Michael Nyman, Debussy's Syrinx morphs into Ravel's Piece en forme de habanera. All the tracks lead to the next by key or by starting and ending on the same note. Other works include Philip Glass Façades, Faure Les Berceaux, Bozza Aria, as well as original works by Billy Cowie, Karen Tanaka, Andy Scott and Michael McGlynn (from the vocal group Anúna who featured in Riverdance). Accompanying Gerard on this album are some of the UK's finest classical musicians including the Smith Quartet and the No. 1 best-selling classical artist, guitarist Craig Ogden. Gerard McChrystal is a multi-award winning saxophonist who has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with many of the World's leading orchestras and ensembles.
Heitor Villa-Lobos - The Complete Choros & Bachianas Brasileiras (2009) {7CD Set BIS-CD-1830-32 rec 1995-2008}

Heitor Villa-Lobos - The Complete Choros & Bachianas Brasileiras (2009) {7CD Set BIS-CD-1830-32 rec 1995-2008}
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© 1995-2008, 2009 BIS Records AB | BIS-CD-1830-32
Classical / Orchestral / Vocal Music / Chamber Music

Here's an easy call: these are the finest recordings of these works currently available. In reviewing the individual releases, I had perhaps one small reservation concerning the disc containing Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4, but this evaporates in the face of the achievement as a whole. Both cycles, the Bachianas Brasileiras and the Choros, constitute two of the most original, colorful, and enjoyable collections of works by any 20th-century composer. They belong in every serious record collection, and they have never been so consistently well performed and recorded. At last, Villa-Lobos' compatriots have managed to do his quirky genius full justice. The excellent disc of solo guitar music makes a fine and thoughtful bonus, and at seven discs for the price of three, you'd have to be insane not to grab this set immediately.
Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo & Isaac Karabtchevsky - Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo & Isaac Karabtchevsky - Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:15 min | 335 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Heitor Villa-Loboss first two symphonies take the European tradition head-on, absorbing French models prevalent in Brazil in the early 20th century. The confident swagger of the First Symphony is characteristic of Villa-Loboss Brazilianness, while the cyclical Second Symphony filters myriad influences including the music of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy and Puccini. Its slow movement heralds the affecting melodic content that would later become the trademark of the Bachianas Brasileiras [Naxos 8.557460-72]. This is the sixth and final volume of an acclaimed complete edition of Villa-Loboss symphonies in which Karabtchevsky leads the way (Gramophone).
Evgeny Svetlanov, Natalya Gerasimova - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Florestas do Amazonas (1996)

Evgeny Svetlanov, Natalya Gerasimova - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Florestas do Amazonas (1996)
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Classical | Country: Russia | Label: Russian Disc (RDCD 00530)

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887—1959), a Brazilian composer, was the first South American composer who has become world-famous. He was also a pianist and a teacher. He left prolific output, including 6 operas, 5 ballets, 12 symphonies, an Operetta, 17 string quartets, a lot of chamber music for various instruments, songs etc., written in varied styles but frequently with pronounced ‘national' flavour. He composed 14 works called "Choros" for various combinations (some including Brazilian native instruments), explaining the title as synthesizing different modalities of Brazilian, South American Indian and popular music, and having for principal elements rhythm and any typical melody of popular character'. His 'Bachianas Brasileiras' are supposed evocations of Bach in a Brazilian spirit.
Anna Moffo - Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne - Villa-Lobos: Bachianas No.5 - Rachmaninov: Vocalise [2003]

Anna Moffo - Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne - Villa-Lobos: Bachianas No.5 - Rachmaninov: Vocalise
(American Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski) [2003]

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Classical | Label: AQUARIUS | Catalog Number: AQVR 169-2 | TT: 41:22

A lot has been said about Anna Moffo's early vocal decline and mismanaged carreer but let's not forget what a lovely singer she was in her prime. This recital from the early 1970's let us hear "late Moffo" though she was not yet 40. There is a slight hoarseness and unsteadiness in the voice that was not present in earlier recordings but it is still by any means a beautiful instrument used with skill. This recital also reminds us what a verstatile artist she was - she sings arias from the italian bel canto and verismo repertoire, french lyric and also german operettas and she passes from one to the other with considerable naturalness, ease and charm..

Capitán Garra. Los lobos del desierto, de José Gai  Comics

Posted by Coda at Feb. 13, 2018
Capitán Garra. Los lobos del desierto, de José Gai

Capitán Garra. Los lobos del desierto, de José Gai
Tajamar Editores | Spanish | CBR | 104 págs. | 49.7 MB

"Capitán Garra, un misterioso y malherido oficial del ejército chileno, aparece hacia el find ela Guerra del Pacífico en el desierto cerca de Iquique con su fiel ayudante chino. Sólo musita que debe ir a esta ciudad a buscar a Malebrán, sin recordar por qué ni quién es Malebrán, ni menos cómo llegó él hasta ahí tras un largo cautiverio en manos del enemoigo. En medio de los festejos por el find e la guerra y de la lucha por el botín salitrero, emprende una travesía por el desierto, por ciudades y oficinas calicheras, en la que no sólo recuperará la memoria sino que se enfrentará a los episodios más oscuros y dolorosos de su pasado." (Tomado de la presentación de la editorial)

Dago - Tomo 63 - Ana de los lobos  Comics

Posted by Coda at Feb. 3, 2018
Dago - Tomo 63 - Ana de los lobos

Dago - Tomo 63 - Ana de los lobos
Eura Ed., 2001 | Spanish | CBR | 100 págs. | 67.0 MB